Office of Diversity and Inclusion - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma
Monday, April 3rd
Poetry Spoken Word with Artist Carlos Andres Gomez
Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. Named 2016 Best Diversity Artist by Campus Activities Magazine and Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, Carlos costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. He appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow. In May of 2016 Carlos’ poem, “What does Hispanic look like?,” went viral online: reaching 1,000,000 views in less than a month.
Nigh University Center, Constitution Hal @ 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Hispanic American Student Association
Tuesday, April 4th
Gender Equality Bake Sale that will highlight the gap in prices reflected in the earning power between men and women.
Nigh University Center, Food Court 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women and
STARS Multicultural Honor Society
Trans* Issues and Activism
A panel discussion by Trans* educators and activists, followed by a question-and-answer session and open discussion. A reception with light refreshments following the discussion will take place in the foyer of Pegasus Theatre.
LAR Pegasus Theatre @ 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Student Alliance for Equality
Wednesday, April 5th
This program is designed to raise awareness and create dialogue about the injustices and exploitations on the pine ridge reservation.
NUC, Heritage Room @ 12 p.m.
Sponsored by the Native American Student Association
If you hear any noise, it's just me & W.E.B. Du Bois
This program will highlight the teaching of Du Bois and the importance of his work in the realm of social justice. The discussion will continue by sharing how past issues of social justice in America are reflected in today's current atmosphere. The program will highlight the similarities and differences among leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
NUC, Room 300 @ p.m.
Sponsored by the Black Student Association
Thursday, April 6th
Self-esteem can impact one's learning ability, but self-confidence does the opposite. This activity will allow participants to highlight the aspects of themselves that make them most proud. Each participant will receive a token that will serve as a reminder of what it is that makes that individual great.
NUC, Food Court 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Asian American Student Association
Making Change Make Sense
What happens after the protest? This session will discuss what it means to be a true social justice advocate and how to make impactful change within ones communities
NUC, Room 312 @6p.m.
Sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Friday, April 7th
The Game of Life
While college campuses are becoming increasingly diverse, many students still find it difficult to step outside of what is familiar and interact with students of different races, religions, classes, abilities or sexual orientations. Students may pass each other on campus and attend classes together, but few develop meaningful relationships with others from different backgrounds. The Game of Life is designed to encourage and challenge individuals from different backgrounds and experiences to engage in authentic dialogue. The game provides a "safe space" for authentic dialogue around the issues of diversity.
NUC, Room 312 @ 2p.m.
Sponsored by Diversity Round Table
**Students who attend any of the knowledge is power week programs will be eligible to win cool UCO swag.
Opportunities at each program**
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